Boy stabbed in Croydon street attack as police hunt South Norwood attacker

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A teenage boy's been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in a Croydon street. The stabbing happened at the the junction of Avenue Road and Warminster Road near South Norwood Lake and Grounds.

Emergency services were called to South Norwood at 3.46pm on Tuesday (June 18) to reports of a stabbing. An air ambulance attended the scene where they found a boy suffering from stab wounds. Paramedics treated the boy before he was taken to a major trauma centre.

The Metropolitan Police have reported today (Wednesday, June 19) that the boy's injuries are not life-threatening and they are investigating the crime. So far no arrests have been made.

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On the incident, a police spokesperson said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to the junction Avenue Road and Warminster Road, at 3.47pm on Tuesday, June 18 following reports of a stabbing. Officers, LAS and London’s Air Ambulance all attended.

"A teenage boy was found suffering with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where his injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening. At this early stage no arrests have been made.

"A crime scene remains in place at the location and urgent enquiries are under way. Anyone with information about the incident should call 101 quoting 5150/18JUN."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.46pm to reports of a stabbing at the junction of Avenue Road and Warminister Road, South Norwood. We sent resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, members of our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance. We treated a patient at the scene, before taking him to a major trauma centre.”

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